2019 Ford Edge vs. Honda CR-V

January 25th, 2019 by

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When compared head to head, the Ford Edge trumps the Honda CR-V in key metrics. Test drive the 2019 Ford Edge at Zeck Ford in Leavenworth to see for yourself.

Options and Trims

The 2019 Ford Edge has the buyer in mind, it’s offered in four different trims to meet the desires and the budgets of all its customers. The Ford Edge 2019 comes in SE trim which is the base model, SEL trim which offers many amenities, Titanium trim which is the luxurious option and ST trim which is all about the performance.

The Honda CR-V 2019 comes in four trims too, but the trims mainly focus on luxury and not on performance. The LX is the base trim, the EX comes with a few more options and a little more power to the engine, the EX-L adds leather and few choice niceties, and the Touring is the luxurious trim.

The trims offered by the Ford Edge without a doubt offer a better range of options to accommodate more buyers’ preferences.


The Ford Edge 2019 SE, SEL, and Titanium come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that provides around 250 hp with 280 pounds per foot of torque. This is a lot of horsepower compared to any other four-cylinder vehicle which on average offer around 180-200 horsepower.

The Honda CR-V 2019 EX, on the other hand, comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine providing a mere 180 horsepower and 180 pounds per foot of torque. It is pretty clear that the winner when it comes to power and performance is the 2019 Ford Edge, which provides about 50 more horsepower than the 2019 Honda CR-V.

The Ford Edge ST model, on the other hand, is equipped with a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that provides an amazing 335 horsepower. The Honda CR-V EX with its upgraded turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing about 190 of horsepower and 179 pounds per foot of torque, clearly loses this battle. The Ford Edge ST outperforms the Honda CR-V EX by more than 140 horsepower!

Overall, the Ford Edge is a beast with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine and more powerful six-cylinder engine.

Technology and Features

When it comes to technology, the Ford Edge 2019 is a leader in the industry. Even the standard Ford Edge 2019 SE comes equipped with plenty of features and technology that exceed the features available on the Honda CR-V LX.

Safety Features

When it comes to safety features, both models have four-wheel ABS, rear door child safety locks, engine immobilizer, child seat anchors, dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, stability control, emergency braking assist, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, rear height adjustable headrests, auto delay off headlamps, tire pressure monitoring, traction control and more.

In addition to all that, the Ford Edge SE includes a dusk sensing headlamps, LED headlamps, pre-collision safety system and emergency braking preparation. The Ford Edge SE also features a blind spot and lane departure warning accident avoidance system which is not available on the standard Honda CR-V and is an important safety feature to have a car.

When upgrading to the Ford Edge ST, it becomes an even clearer winner when it comes to safety. The 2019 Ford Edge ST offers rear parking sensors that detect any movement approaching the car when the driver is trying to back up and even to assist in an emergency stop if needed. This is a feature that is not available on the Honda CR-V. Ford is always thinking about safety.

Convenience Features

When it comes to the comfort and convenience features, both cars offer a lot of features including cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel so you can control your radio and your cruise control without having to move your hand from the steering wheel.

Both offer a rear view camera which is a particularly important feature to have on all cars. However, again the standard Ford Edge is a winner, offering keyless ignition on its standard SE, something that is only available when upgrading to the CR-V EX and not available on the standard CR-V LX. Both cars also include heated mirrors that are very good to have in the cold weather to help defrost your mirrors or to even assist in melting snow from the mirrors to help you see better in the cold snowy winter.

In addition, the non-standard Ford Edge has packages that you can add to your car, many of which are not an option to add on a Honda CR-V in 2019. Let’s start with the cold weather package. With the cold weather package, you can have heated steering wheel along with the heated seats. Who wouldn’t love a heated steering wheel?! The package also includes a windshield wiper deicer.

Another package available for the Ford Edge is the convenience package. The most important feature to mention here which is not available for any trim on the Honda CR-V in 2019 is the remote start system! Yes, starting from the Ford Edge 2019 SEL trim, the convenience package becomes available to make it more convenient to start your car from several feet far away without having to get in the car and go through that hassle. With that feature, you can start your car from inside your house while drinking your hot coffee and staying warm. You can then get to the car when it is already warm and the defrosters have done their job cleaning any ice on the mirrors or windows. It doesn’t get any more convenient than that!

In the comparison, overall, the Ford Edge is a clear winner in 2019 when it comes to performance with its powerful engines. It’s a clear winner when it comes to size, where it offers a lot more space inside the cabin and in the storage areas for passengers and for storing cargo. It is a clear winner in safety and convenience features offering the best features in the industry. It is also worth mentioning that the fuel capacity is higher so you can drive it more miles before needing to refuel again.

The Edge for sale in Leavenworth, Kansas indeed has the edge over the Honda CR-V.

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